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THE MORNING OREGONIAX, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1914.
Superintendent Churchill Aims
to Eliminate Apparently
L Needless Examinations.
TEACHERS' "SHOWING" HIT
Provision Is Made for Letting Pnpils
"Who Failed to Finish Grades
Enter Higb School -Without
SALEM, Or., Feb. 18. (Special.) To
encourage more regular attendance and
Improved deportment and to prevent
leacners from using too much time
preparing pupils for examinations
when more Important work could be
done. Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion Churchill tonight made important
changes In the rules governing the
public schools. He also made provision
for young men and women who leave
school at the end of the sixth or sev
enth grades and desire to resume their
tudies when they have reached the
age of 18 entering high school without
having an eighth-grade diploma.
The new rules provide that any pupil
who has reached the age of 14 years
and has taken the reVular eight-year
courses of the elementary schools who
can present to the county school su
perintendent satisfactory evidence of
having passed at least 450 days In
attendance at any public school In
Oregon during the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades, and has made an aver
age of not less than 85 per cent in
deportment, may upon the recommen
dation or the principal teacher in
charge, be excused by the county
school superintendent from examina
tion In any subject In which he has
made an. average of not less than 90
per cent In class work and school tests
during that time. By producing school
records to show that the averages have
fceen made the county school superin
tendent may accept it In lieu of an ex
amination In the subject.
Other Eliminations Intended.
Any pupil who has taken the regular
oven years of elementary school work
and nan prove he has passed at least
450 days In attendance at any public
school In the state during the fifth,
sixth and seventh grades, and has made
an average of not less than 85 per
cent in deportment, may under the
same conditions be excused from ex
amination in geography if he has made
an average of not less than 90 per
cent in class work and school tests.
Any pupil who has taken the reg
lar six years' work of the elementary
school and can show he has passed at
least 450 days in attendance In any
public school of the state during the
fourth, fifth and sixth grades, with 85
per cent deportment record, etc., may
under the same conditions as apply In
the other grades be excused from ex
amination in physiology.
It is provided that teachers having
pupils who ask exemptions In one or
more subjects shall furnish the County
School Superintendent with a list of
pupils not less than 200 days prior to
the examination, together with a cer
tified statement of the record of each
pupil, during the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades, as shown by the school
register and grade book, by reports
from other schools. The County School
Superintendent after having examined
the record shall determine what ex
emptions shall be allowed and notify
the teacher accordingly.
, Rules for Ex-Students Made.
The. rule applying to young men and
women 18 years of age who have left
school and desire to re-enter is as fol
lows: 'Pupils who have reached the age
of 18 years may, at the discretion of
the school board, be admitted to any
high school without having passed the
eighth grade examination, and receive,
after earning three semester credits,
the eighth grade diploma from that
Heretofore it was necessary that pu
rlls have an eighth grade diploma be
fore they could enter high school. Mr.
Churchill says, however that many
who leave school while in the higher
grades naturally educate themselves to
some extent, that their minds are more
mature than younger ones, and that Its
is nothing but right that they should
receive p. chance in the high school
without having to return to the lower
grades to work for an eighth grade di
ploma. Ho says that many of the
teachers to make a good showing de
voted too much time to preparing
children for the physiology examina
tion in the .Rlx,tft.,lK5ade and the geog
raphy examination in the seventh
grade, and that under the new rule
tills will be eliminated.
FIRE LESSONS PREPARED
Superintendent Churchill Sends In
structions to Teachers.
BALEM, Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Churchill is providing lessons on fire
prevention, which he bolievea will be
of great benefit in minimizing the
number of fires. The pamphlet is com
prehensive, giving the laws relating to
fire prevention and - regulations for
"All teachers," says the pamphlet, "of
public and private schools are re
Quired to have at least one fire drill
each month in schools having an aver
age daily attendance of 60 or more
pupils; are required to Instruct all
pupils between the ages of 6 and 14
years in the danprers of fires, and to
devote not less than 30 minutes each
month to such instruction."
DALLAS JURY DISAGREES
Case Charging Terjury at Marriage
Uesults in Xo Verdict.
DALLAS. Or.. Feb. IS. (Special.)
Lester Stone, accused of subornation of
perjury in connection with an alleged
false certificate made as to the age of
his bride, whose age was declared 15
years at the time, was tried in the Cir
cuit Court here. The Jury was out all
right, and came Into court with a dis
agreement. Young Stone eloped with Violet
Conkey from the home of the bride In
Monmouth, came to Dallas, obtained a
marriage license and went to Salem,
where they were married. Later the
pair were divorced.
FOREST OPENED TO SHEEP
Government AVants Oregon Flocks on
PENDLETON, Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
R. G. Wilson, Deputy Supervisor of
the Clearwater National Forest in Ida
ho, arrived In Pendleton today and is
endeavoring to persuade Eastern Ore
gon sheepmen to send some of their
flocks to the .Clearwater forest for
their Summer range.
This reserve was devastated by fire
several years ago, but the grass has
now been restored, according to Wll
son,; and affords splendid sheep graz
ing facilities. He says It Is capable of
handling 600,000 sheep during the Sum
mer and, as there are but few flocks in
the vicinity of the forest, they are be
ing sought from distant points. The
Government is anxious to have the for
est grazed, because it tends to lessen
the danger of forest fires. The' mini
mum grazing fee of 5 cents per head
for adult sheep, with lambs admitted
free, has been granted.
Local sheepmen appear to be greatly
interested and it Is probable several
bands will be shipped from Eastern
VETERAN MAIL CARRIER DIES
AT HOOD RIVER.
Homer V. Wocdnortk.
Homer V. Woodworth, who
died at his residence- at 980
Third street, this city, on Wed
nesday, February 18, was ap
pointed a letter carrier May 1,
1885, at Milwaukee. Wis. He
came to Portland in 1900. He
was president of Multnomah
Branch, No. 82, National' Associa
tion of Letter Carriers, in 1902,
snoruy alter wnicn he was trans
ferred to the Hood River post
office, where he was a carrier
at the time of his death. He
survived by a widow and four
children, Mabel, Elmer, Gladys
and Grace. Funeral services will
be held at Holman's chapel Frl-
day afternoon, February 20, at
Oregon. The railroad has granted a
special rate of $50 per car for ten-carload
LAUD RUINATION DENIED
DEFENSE ANSWERS CHARGES IN
HIGHLAND MILL CASE.
Baker County Farmers' Assertions That
Sediment and Slime Damage Re
futed by Company's Witnesses.
BAKER, Or., Feb. 18. (Special.)
Vigorous denial of the charges that the
sediments and slimes from the High
land mill are ruining the fields along
Rock Creek and Maxwell Creek was
made today by witnesses for the de
fense in the Injunction Buit being heard
before Judge Anderson wherein the
farmers of the two creeks seek to re
strain the mill from operating.
Robert McGaughey, manager of the
mine, declared that the Highland De
velopment Company and the Highland
Mines Company had expended $500,000
in their plants and he pointed out that
the companies are expending a total of
$10,000 a month for labor and mate
rials, all of which stays In Baker
County. He declared that should the
injunction be made permanent It would
not only put the mine entirely out of
business and ruin Its entire Investment,
but would be a death blow to the min
ing industry In Baker County, as, 'he
said, the same conditions prevail at
every mine in the district as prevail at
Mr. McGaughey testified that all
practical methods were being employed
for the Impounding of the tailings of
Absolute denial was made that these
sediments injured the fields or rendered
the water unfit for drinking, domestic
purposes or watering stock. It was
contended that the pulverized quartz,
which comprises the greater part of the
sediment. Is not impervious to wate,r,
as has been charged, but is of soil
forming material. Decision of the court
will either close the mine, or, the farm
ers contend, result in thousands of
acres of land being rendered unfit for
PROSECUTOR NOT TO ACT
Tillamook Official Sees No Reason
for Trying Gun-Carriers.
WHEELER, Or., Feb. IS. (Special.)
W. J. Gerson, prosecutor of Tillamook
County, has issued a statement to State
Game Warden Finley In which he gives
reasons for refusing to prosecute G.
Albaness and Sandy Damanik, unnat
uralized foreigners, who had firearms
in their possession when arrested by
Deputy Game Warden K. H. Clark Mon
day. The men were digging clams on
Nehalem Bay and each had a shotgun.
The prosecutor contends the men do not
technically come within the law forbid
ding foreign-born, unnaturalized resi
dents of Oregon from carrying weap
ons, Inasmuch as they were arrested
within bounds not subscribed specifi
cally in the law, and further that the
guns were not carried as concealed
weapons, but were possessed merely as
Prosecutor Gerson has asked Mr.
Finley to ask a decision from the Attorney-General.
Deputy Warden Clark
had asked that the men be prose
cuted. Grants Pass Awaits Mr. Booth.
GRANTS PASS, Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) When- R. A. Booth comes to
Southern Oregon in his campaign for
the United States Senatorship he will
find growing institutions of which he
was a part in its earlier life. He also
will meet with men who were long
Identified with him in business, es
pecially in the First National Bank,
Grants Pass Banking Company and the
box factory. In fact Mr. Booth was
one of the leading .factors in the up
building of Grants Pass, and his re
ception among old friends will be cor
dial. Kidgefield Pythians to Celebrate.
RIDGEFIELD, Wash.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Lake River Lodge No. 124,
Knights of Pythias, of this place, will
celebrate the Both anniversary of the
foundation of the order at their lodge
room on Thursday evening, February
19. Judge Back, of Vancouver, will
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TRIBES TO POW-WOW
Redskins From 15 Tribes Will
Hold Wa-Wa at Tacoma,
BLIND TYEE TO TALK
Tribesmen Plan to Send Delegation
to Washington to Ask for Title
to Lands and for Succor
for Aged Reds.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 18. (Special.)
Representatives of 15 or more fish
eating Indian tribes will gather in Ta
coma Saturday for a three days' pow
wow. Thomas Bishop, of Tacoma, is
originator of the gathering, the pri
mary purpose of which is to take con
certed action to protect the rights of
the few remaining Indians, secure title
to their land, and provide for the care
of old Indians, who have no .land and
who, under treaties with the Govern
ment and agreements heretofore made,
are entitled to consideration.
A proposal has been made to send a
committee of five reds to Washington
City this Summer to show the Federal
officials the intelligence and general
cnaracter or tne Indians, and at the
same time present their requests.
Blind Chief to Speak,
The sessions will bs in Oddfellows'
Temple, that of Saturday night being
open to the public Several white men,
among them Rev. Edwin E. Eells and
Mayor Seymour, will make addresses.
Chief Taholah, of Qulnault tribe, more
than 90 years old and completely
blind, will tell of the signing of the
treaty with the white men in 1854 bv
his and other tribes. Chief Taholah
speaks no English.
George Charley, a middle-aged Indian
of Georgetown, probably will be one of
the committee. George Charley has not
attended school a day In his life and
has had no instructions from white
teachers. So able has he become as a
writer and so well versed that his let
ters are looked on as the finest Denned
by any Northwest redskin. He Is a
large man of haughty bearing, straight
and trim, and is relied on to make an
impression at. Washington.
Many Tribes Represented.
Another who may be sent is Billy
Mason, of the Quinaults. Mason made
a big hit with the Indian affairs com
mittee when It visited Tacoma several
months ago. So cautious is he -with
his money that members of the com
mittee offered to sign his application
for full deed to his property them
selves. Bishop has received assura-nce that
delegations will be sent from the Mats
mats, Neah Bay, Wlllapa Harbor, Stel
llwamish, Tulalip and Point Discovery
tribes, from remnants of Point Ludlow,
Telm, Cowlitz Prairie. Georgetown. Bav
Center, Castle Rock and Fldalgo Is
lands. There will be several delegates
from the Qulnault, Nisqually, P-uyallup
and Squakin tribes.
MUSKRAT CAUSE OF ALARM
Cottage Grove Water System Nearly
Put Out of Business' by Rodent.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Feb. 18.
(Special.) A muskrat which had done
some excavating under the West Side
reservoir nearly put the Cottage GroveJ
water system out of business this weekTI
The weight of water had crushed then
thin upper wall left by the engineer
ing rodent and the water escaped
through the opening.
This reservoir Is automatically sup
plied from the East Side reservoir, and
as the water from the East Side reser
voir ran out of the other reservoir as
rapidly as it ran in, it was but a Oaw
hours until the pressure was so w ak
over the city as to cause alarm. Me m-
bers of the water board at first thought
something must have happened to. the
intake pipe In the forest reserve,' and
the discovery of the . real cause, was
somewhat of a surprise. The damage
was repaired within a few houri.. but
It was some time before the resefrvoirs
were again sufficiently filled tr give
W'aitsbnrg Fortune Distribtated.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., F b. 18.
(Special.) The, will of Mary i!,. Storm,
of Waitsburg, was filed in Superior
jeieray. at oequeatn es about
$40,000 worth of property, r.instlv tn
nieces and nephews in the East and
Middle West The First PKssbyterian
Church of Waitsburg gets t?i000; Nan
na Baker, of Seattle, $2000; Anna M.
Baker, of Seattle. $2000 and any prop
erty left after other bequerrf.s are paid;
James D. Laldlaw, of Wall sburg, gets
her residence property because of kind
nesses to her late husband- J. D. Storm;
Mrs. James Morgan, Mrs. ! Martin Wel
ler, and Mrs. J. D. Laidlav Waitsburc.
friends, get her silver are, clothing
and keepsakes. Christine Hanson is
given two lots in Walts! urg for hav
ing taken care of her during the last
years of her life. ,
Declamatory Jjeagmt s Proposed.
JOHNSON, Wash.. Feo. 18. (Special.)
County Superintended .it Busbey -is en
deavoring to organise the pupils of
the grades and the Tiigh schools Into
two declamatory leaf.ues. The county
has been divided into districts In which
there will be try-oits for the cham
pionship and these l.-arlous champions
will contend in a Contest for county
1 0 CENT "GaSCARETS"
No Sick Heada che, Bilious Stomach,
loaiea 105; gue or Constipated
BowJs by Morning.
Get a 10-cefat box now.
Turn the r .seals out the headache,
biliousness, it jdigestlon, the sick, sour
stomach and foul gases turn them
out tonight and keep them out with
Millions o f men and women take a
Cascaret ni,w( and then and never
know the misery caused by a lazy
liver, clog; ;ed bowels or an upset stom
ach. Don't p it In another day of distress.
Let Case are ts cleanse your stomach;
remove the sour, fermenting food;
take the excess bile from your liver
and cari.y out all the constipated
waste matter and poison in the
bowels. Then you will feel great.
A Cs scaret tonight straightens you
out by? morning. They work while you
sleep. A 10-cent box from any drug
store means a clear head. sweet
stomfk ch and clean, healthy liver and
bowe. action for months. Children
love y Cascarets because they never gripe
or :f icken. Adv.
Tl treat 0 wr'w
& Apia im. JUUK L 0H SOS. BMmm.
Assisted in case of irritation of the
skin or scalp by light applications
of Cuticura Ointment, mean up-to-date
care of the skin, and hair.
Special directions with each cake.
Cntloura Soap sad Ointment Ml fl throucboot tba
world. Liberal wapla at esah nsslsd tna. with 2S-S.
book. AdCnsj "Cuucun," Ipt. 12H, Botlaa.
championship at Colfaj; on the evening
or April it. at wmcn . time the annual
teachers' institute win be in session.
Tne annual institute -will be In ses
sion three days, after' which tha torv.
ers win De rree to, attend the Inland
Empire Teachers' Association in Spo-
JAPANESE OUTLAW SEEN
MAN WANTED FOR WALVILLE MUR
DER BUYS AMMUNITION.
Terror-Strlcken Store Clerks Make No
Attempt to Capture, and Nipponese
of Colony Are Terrified,
SOUTH BEOT, Wash., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Yamaj-nota, the Japanese outlaw
of the Walvklle woods, either ignorant
or tne nnaing of the bodies of hli
murdered countrymen, or braving cap
ture by the Sheriffs posses now In the
woods, walked into a store at Walville
today, heavily armed and accompanied
by his fatthlul dog. He purchased am
munition and provisions and laid down
his gun, but the clerks were so terror-
stricken they did not attempt to cap
ture him. He left immediately for the
woods. Sheriff Bell and three deputies
are near vvaivme looking for the out
The Japanese colony is in a state of
terror over the reappearance of Yama
Prosecuting Attorney Ilewen today
allowed Miss Okane, alias Mrs. ' Mitsui,
alias Kane Oura, to go to Tacoma with
S. Shlbagakl, secretary of the Tacoma
Japanese Association, on 1250 bail bona.
signed by Shibagaki. She is charged
with being an accessory after the fact
of the two murders. She took no part
in them, but witnessed one of the kill
Kozo Koyama, brother of one of the
murdered men, and a Seattle inter
preter, left here today for their homes.
Coroner Henderson leaves tomorrow
for Seattle and Vancouver. B. C, with
Wfc.fc.IN cKUAUWAi AND PARK STS. MEDICAL BUILDING
Portland s best and finest Shoe Store is expiring fast. This'tremendous big stock of Shoes must be turned
into cash in a very short time at a GREAT SACRIFICE. This high-grade stock of Men's, Ladies', Misses'
ASS1611 ses Am,enca s supremest grades of. Shoes, such as the . famous JOHNSTON &
MURPHY and CROSSETT and the good, old TILT Shoe, also Riley, H. & M., etc. This sale is entirely
unlike any shoe sale ever held before. When you read this ad., remember, we are offering all sizes and styles.
This is not an odds and ends sale or broken lines. Not one price will be misrepresented. Plenty of experi
enced salesmen at your service. Store open Saturday Nights.
ALL $4.00 MEN'S SHOES, Good- t0 OLt
yeax welts, your choice J)s-i.D
ALL $5.00 SHOES, Tilts, Crossetts, etc, wide
assortment in all styles and leath- d o Sr
ers, your choice.. uO00
Misses' and Children's Shoes
A very good assortment in all styles
and sizes at very great reductions.
All Johnston & Murphy Shoes at Similar Redactions.
See Our Bis, Honest Reductions on All Boys' Shoes.
IUG. US. PAT. OFFICE
the bodies of Koyama and Deguchl.
Hashida, Hashlkunl and Mlyawaga are
in Jail here. They will be tried at the
April term of the Superior Court, the
first two as accessories and Miyagawa
for the murder of Deguchl and Naklsh
ima. Dorena Miss Dies Suddenly.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Feb. 18.
(Special.) Miss Clara Ward, 17-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander
Ward, of Dorena, died Friday of
quinsy. About noon she requested to
be put where she could lie down. In
complying with the request the father
became aware of her dying condition,
but death resulted before medical aid
could be secured. Several other mem
P A H P
P. of GREAT
or tne most fashionable and
i NF" a
STARTS THIS MORNING AT 9 O'CLOCK
349 Alder Street
Next to Pantages Theater,
Between Broadway and
Park Medical Building.
Notice We call special attention to the Ad Cluh,. to the newspaper men, to the
Anyone is welcome to come to this store, and they are invited to investigate the
of our sale. We are going out of business. All fixtures for sale. ,
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bers of the family had suffered from
the malady and recovered. Besides tne
father and mother, two brothers and
three sisters Burvlve.
One Apple Day Date Is Hope.
LBWISTpN, Ida.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
The Lewiston Commercial Club Is
working in conjunction with the Yak
ima Commercial Club, endeavoring to
have the states of Oregon, Washington,
Idaho and Montana select the same
date for the observance of Apple day.
As it is, each state has selected a dif
ferent date, and it is the desire of the
clubs that the Northwest states agree
upon a certain date on account of the
publicity It would give not only here
SHOE STORE-349 street
Best Shoe Stores in Portland
a n n
ALL $4.00 LADIES' SHOES this shoe in other
stores sold for $5.00 in all styles f
and leathers, big assortment; choice PssCi0D
$5.00 SHOES, air sizes, all styles. go qn
This covers our entire stock; choice PJ.OO
$4.00 TO $5.00 LADIES' PUMPS They come in
suedes, velvet, patents, etc., all col- Jo Off
ors, styles and sizes;
Next to Pantages Theater,
Between Broadway and
Park Medical Building.
but in the Eastern and Middle West
ee Pae Fm, Tats lammn
"Ptcfcttaar the Selllag
your choice... B03
3r.w i.m in r.a uah ukus mis em
braces our entire stock of different styles
and leathers and all sizes ; d f "V
your choice. v) X a!0